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Royal Ballet Casting for Autumn Season 2018/19

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Just wondering, when does casting for the winter season usually come out? I'm really curious to see which cast will be shown in the cinemas for Don Quixote. I'm hoping I can see Corrales, but I don't know if they would broadcast a first soloist in the main lead? 

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I so agree with you.  I enjoy seeing the guests from other ballet companies.  And, of course, it's a two-way street.  I'm not so keen when somebody is semi-permanent fixture as seemed to be the case with Salenko a while back, but the memory of Shrklyarov will remain with me for many years, both for Manon and Marguerite and Armand.  I was also keen to see David Halberg whose guesting was so unfortunately curtailed.  

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11 hours ago, HappyTurk said:

Just wondering, when does casting for the winter season usually come out?  

 

Mid to late July, I think. 

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11 hours ago, HappyTurk said:

but I don't know if they would broadcast a first soloist in the main lead? 

Very doubtful.  I can't think of when they ever have....but that doesn't mean they haven't!!

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On 11/4/2018 at 18:17, bangorballetboy said:

Let's see if attaching the pdf works!

casting-for-royal-ballet-performances-autumn-2018-19.pdf

Thank you for uploading this. 

I can't wait to see La Bayadère. However, I was wondering how 'set in stone' is this casting announcement? I know that once it's on the website they don't change the cast, except if injuries happen. 

I am not from the UK and I'm thinking about planning a trip to London this autumn. Seeing Nunez and Osipova in the same production got me all excited!

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I think RB casting is generally reliable but nobody can plan for injury or sickness. 

Nunez/Osipova in Bayadere should be great - they were in Giselle. 

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5 hours ago, Shade said:

I think RB casting is generally reliable but nobody can plan for injury or sickness. 

Nunez/Osipova in Bayadere should be great - they were in Giselle. 

 

Of course. I was asking outside of those things. 

I've only seen Nela's Giselle on DVD. I love her interpretation so much.  

Here, I really wonder about the dynamic between the both of them. As anyone seen Marianela as Nikya yet? 

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4 hours ago, ballerinette said:

Of course. I was asking outside of those things. 

I've only seen Nela's Giselle on DVD. I love her interpretation so much.  

Here, I really wonder about the dynamic between the both of them. As anyone seen Marianela as Nikya yet? 

 

It'll be interesting to see which combo proves more satisfactory: Nunez as Nikiya and Osipova as Gamzatti or Osipova as Nikiya and Nunez as Gamzatti? I'm sure both will be great, though. 

 

Osipova's Nikiya at the Bolshoi is among my favorites and Nunez's Gamzatti as well. 

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Nunez's Gamzatti almost made me feel sorry for her!

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59 minutes ago, Sim said:

Nunez's Gamzatti almost made me feel sorry for her!

 

I agree! This is how I feel about Maria Alexandrova's, too. They are the only Gamzattis I have ever empathized with. 

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Olga Chenchikova's, too.  She gave the impression that snagging Solor was almost some sort of last chance for her.

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